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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Alberta Heights.

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Alberta Heights to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Alberta Heights to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Alberta Heights to:

  • Annapolis [Map], which is the Seat of Anne Arundel County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Alberta Heights to Annapolis, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Annapolis [Map], which is the State Capital of Maryland, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE). The buggy would take four to five hours and walking would take most of a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 26 miles [41.8 km] to the Southwest (SW). The buggy would take just over a day and walking would take just about two full days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,871 miles [9,448.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,576 miles [10,583 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,453 miles [7,166.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Alberta Heights ...

While the name Alberta Heights is unique within Maryland, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of Maryland

Alabama

Tuscaloosa County

Our profile page for Alberta Heights, Tuscaloosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 729 miles [1,173.2 km] to the West Southwest

Curious and Interesting Names Near Alberta Heights ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Derby Farms   -   Less than 2 miles to the South of Alberta Heights   [Map]
Dundee   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Ferndale   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Fox Chase   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Furnace Branch   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Glen Gardens   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Glen Hollow   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Greentree   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Harpers Mill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Heritage Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Homeland Park   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Lake Village   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Marley Park Beach   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Meadow Brook   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Millrace   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Pioneer City   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Pleasantville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Provinces   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Redbridge   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Ridgeview   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Rippling Ridge   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Sandalwood   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Sandridge   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Seven Oaks   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Spring Meadows   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Stillmeadow   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Stony Run   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Strawberry Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Timber Ridge   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Towering Oaks   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Twin Ridge   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Village Square   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Windy Knolls   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Woodlawn Heights   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Woods Edge   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Woodside Square   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Alberta Heights. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Jack Anderson     (Jack Northman Anderson)
  Columnist. He was born in Long Beach (California) on Thursday October 19, 1922 and died in Bethesda (Maryland) on Saturday December 17, 2005 at an age of 83.

Bethesda [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest of Alberta Heights

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jack Anderson<7>
 
Eubie Blake     (Born as James Hubert Blake)
  Musician, composer. He was born in Baltimore (Maryland) on Wednesday February 7, 1883 and died in Brooklyn (New York) on Saturday February 12, 1983 at an age of 100. He was buried at Cypress Hills Cemetery (Kings County, New York) [Map].

Baltimore [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the north of Alberta Heights

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eubie Blake
 
Sandra Bullock     (Sandra Annette Bullock)
  Oscar winning actress. She was born in Arlington (Virginia) on Sunday July 26, 1964

Arlington [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Alberta Heights
 
Andrew Howard 'Andy' Cohen
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Baltimore (Maryland) on Tueday October 25, 1904 and died in El Paso (Texas) on Saturday October 29, 1988 at an age of 84.

Baltimore [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the north of Alberta Heights

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Howard 'Andy' Cohen
 
Sydney Harry 'Syd' Cohen
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Baltimore (Maryland) on Monday May 7, 1906 and died in El Paso (Texas) on Saturday April 9, 1988 at an age of 81.

Baltimore [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the north of Alberta Heights

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sydney Harry 'Syd' Cohen
 
Johnny Eck     (Born as John Eckhardt, Jr.)
  Actor, sideshow performer. He was born in Baltimore (Maryland) on Sunday August 27, 1911 and died in Baltimore (Maryland) on Saturday January 5, 1991 at an age of 79.

Baltimore [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the north of Alberta Heights

Baltimore [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the north of Alberta Heights

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Johnny Eck
 
William David Elliot, Jr.
  Actor. He was born in Baltimore (Maryland) on Monday June 4, 1934 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Thursday September 29, 1983 at an age of 49. He was buried at Maryland Veterans Cemetery (Anne Arundel County, Maryland) [Map].

Baltimore [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the north of Alberta Heights

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William David Elliot, Jr.
 
Cal Ermer     (Calvin Coolidge Ermer)
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Baltimore (Maryland) on Saturday November 10, 1923 and died in Chattanooga (Tennessee) on Saturday August 8, 2009 at an age of 85. He was buried at Chattanooga National Cemetery (Hamilton County, Tennessee) [Map].

Baltimore [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the north of Alberta Heights

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cal Ermer
 
Dr. Robert Hutchings Goddard
  Scientist. He was born in Worcester (Massachusetts) on Thursday October 5, 1882 and died in Baltimore (Maryland) on Friday August 10, 1945 at an age of 62.

Baltimore [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the north of Alberta Heights

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. Robert Hutchings Goddard
 
Grace Hopper     (Born as Grace Brewster Murray)
  Rear Admiral, computer scientist, mathematician. She was born in New York (New York) on Sunday December 9, 1906 and died in Arlington (Virginia) on Wednesday January 1, 1992 at an age of 85. She was buried at Arlington National Cemetery (Arlington County, Virginia) [Map].

Arlington [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Alberta Heights

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Grace Hopper
 
Emily Post
  Author. She was born in Baltimore (Maryland) on Sunday October 27, 1872 and died in New York (New York) on Sunday September 25, 1960 at an age of 87.

Baltimore [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the north of Alberta Heights

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Emily Post
 
Lewis Robert 'Hack' Wilson
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Ellwood City (Pennsylvania) on Thursday April 26, 1900 and died in Baltimore (Maryland) on Tueday November 23, 1948 at an age of 48. He was buried at Rosedale Cemetery (Berkeley County, West Virginia) [Map].

Baltimore [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the north of Alberta Heights

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lewis Robert 'Hack' Wilson

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The official website for Anne Arundel County: www.co.anne-arundel.md.us/

The official website for State of Maryland: www.maryland.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Alberta Heights. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Alberta Heights) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alberta Heights. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1515, Longitude: -76.6677     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Alberta Heights have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Alberta Heights to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 307.655 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.212 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.46 degrees.

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<7>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Alberta Heights.



 
 
 

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